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i'm tori campbell san jose police have a manhunt underway for a violent criminal suspected of killing an innocent man and opening fire on police officers. alex savidge has new information this noontime. shows us the new sketch just released and the increase reward being offered. >> reporter: san jose police are searching for the man depicted in this newly-released sketch, wanted in connection with the violent crime wave across the city. investigators say he and his accomplice, jonathan wilbanks, shot it out with officers friday night. willbanks was arrested but his partner got away. >> we're very concerned which is why we're here enlisting the public's help in getting the suspect in custody, why we've been working around the clock. police have not been able to identify this man who may or may not be in san jose. this morning, the mayor announced his office is doubling the reward money in this case. there's now $20,000 being offered. >> we know that people know the
suspects. we know that somebody has information. >> reporter: investigators say this pair were behind a string of crimes including four armed robberies. >> reporter: police say while these two armed men were on the run, they tried to carjack a driver outside the 7/11 store. that man ended up being shot and kim -- and killed. there is a memorial outside of the store to honor rory park. >> really funny, really funny guy. just a good kid. kind of sad. >> reporter: while one man lost his life, two officers came close. these photos show how bullets threw through the windshield of the patrol car striking one officer's belt. >> an after being grazed, he continued to pursue the gunman. police say the gunmen at the center of this manhunt should be considered especially dangerous. top oakland police
officials are the target of criticism about misleading the public about court ordered implementations. the union claims infernal affairs -- internal affairs investigations resulted in unjust charges against officers over the mast several years. this all comes as the department faces a federal takeover. on december 13th. a, a judge will hear arguments about about -- about whether to appoint a federal receiver. a competency hearing is scheduled for the man killing seven people at oikos university back in april. a judge has been asked to derm if one goh is mentally competent to stand trial. last month, the judge ordered goh to be examined by two psychiatrists. the hear something set for 2:00 p.m. at the alameda courthouse in oakland.
a vigil has just wrapped up for michaela garecht. she is the young girl who disappeared in the east bay 22 years ago. lorraine blanco is live with more. lorraine? >> reporter: tori, michaela garecht was last seen in this grocery store parking lot 24 years ago. today her mother and dozens of others tied these yellow ribbons around this tree to remember her. in just a few weeks, they may finally have some sense of closure. ♪ >> reporter: robbie was just a baby when his sister was kidnapped from this hayward parking lot in 1988. around 10 a.m., 24 years ago today, the 9-year-old disappeared but today friends and family remain determined to finally find her no matter the circumstances. whether she's alive or not, we continue to love her always and
forever. hayward police say they never lost hope. in february, investigators found a bone fragment in a san joaquin valley well they think could be lanked -- linked to the case. results from dna testing are expected within weeks. >> regardless of the results of the testing of that fragment, i will probably still be here every year because i do this to remember michaela. >> reporter: and so will police. >> until we get those answers that everyone, everyone in this community has been hoping for for 24 years. >> reporter: the bone fragment is being tested at a richmond lab she says you don't have to remember michaela by tieing a yellow ribbon at this tree, she says you can tie a yellow ribbon anywhere in the bay area. lorraine blanco, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, lorraine. tensions keep mounting as
rockets continue to fly in the skies over israel and gaza. israeli air strikes struck several crowded areas in gaza today, killing least 11 people bringing the palestinian death toll to 94. hamas fighters have fired hundreds of rockets into israel including 75 today. one hit an empty school. at least three israelis have been killed since the attacks began last week. reporter sara sidner is in gaza where the attacks are becoming more deadly by the day. >> people are picking out things, anything they can find and if you look to your right, destruction, the building next to it blown out. and we are standing on what was the roof of a three-story building. >> reporter: israel has not ruled out a ground invasion of gaza, prime minister benjamin netanyahu says the israeli
military is prepared to escalate its operations if necessary. president obama is overseas in cambodia this hour. coming up in about eight minute, the importance of a visit from the first sitting president to that country. a two-alarm fire at a russian river resort sent four people to the hospital and knocked out power lines early this morning. the fire started around 3:45 at the guerneville lodge on river road. it took about 45 minutes to get it under control. the red cross was called in to help people who were staying at the resort. there's no record on the condition of the four people who went to the hospital. investigators are looking for the cause. a rare situation from muni. a surplus of funds. now there's a debate over the best way to spend the windfall. we've been following the story since "mornings on 2" and tara moriarty joins us live with the two options that are under debate. good afternoon, tara. >> reporter: good afternoon.
money for free muni passes for 40,000 low income children or money for services to improve them. well, from what it sounded like this morning, muni was willing to consider both. >> you can't work -- >> reporter: it's a debate that's pitting youth activists against transit activists. >> the difference between mta and the san francisco giants is muni management always strikes out. >> reporter: they a -- they documented it out at a meeting -- duked it out at a meeting about how to spend this extra money. >> translator: my family and i have two children, i hope you can support this. >> reporter: many immigrant families said the jump was one they couldn't afford. >> i know some people can't afford the ticket they get. i feel bad. >> reporter: the supervisor is pushing for using the funds for maintenance pointing out the agency's poor perform answer
rates, citing the agency's need for $420 million in deferred maintenance costs. >> the muni pass is not worth much. >> they only run one car and you can finally get on it. they used to run two cars from their area. now they only run one and you can use it all of the time. >> it's very discouraging to try to get to work on time. >> reporter: here is a look at muni's on-time performance record. it's at about 60% when should be 45%. so muni saying it should go for aging services and hiring more operators. others say -- we should point out that the youth passes are discounted by 70%. muni said it was really willing to consider both of these options and the board will make a final decision come december 4th. live from san francisco, i'm tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >> all right. thank you, tara. workers at theport of oakland are set to began 24-
hour strike tonight. theport workers have been without a contract for 16 months. the service employees international union says the strike will begin at 9:00 p.m. at the oakland airport. the airport is part of the port's operation. tomorrow picketers will target both the airport and the port. we've called the port about 30 minutes ago. it's not known if the picture lines will affect -- picket lines will affect any flights. >> reporter: thanksgiving is almost here but some charities still don't have enough for needy families. we're live in san jose at a holiday giveaway to explain what is still needed. rosemary will be along in a few minutes. more rain will be along and when you will see it in your neighborhood. the competition is gonna get here first. >> camped out already. you will hear what these people hope to gain at the end of the week. [ female announcer ] welcome one and all
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nationwide about media, careers, leadership and team work. president obama is making history today by becoming the first u.s. president to set foot in cambodia. he and secretary of state, hillary clinton, are attending an east asia summit. this is the final leg of a four- day trip which also included a first-ever bit of to burma. he praised the country's progress towards die mockcy but urged further reform. >> the flickers of progress that we've seen must not be extend gived. they must be strengthened and become a shining north star for all of this nation's people. >> the president also met with democratic freedom activist, aung san suu kyii, who spent 15 years under house arrest. at this hour, hundreds of families in san jose are receiving much-needed help for the holidays. janine de la vega live in san jose where a holiday foot giveaway is going on right now.
so is there enough food for everyone door they still need donations? >> reporter: they still need donations. you can see volunteers from sacred heart community services. they are handing out these holiday gift services that you -- workses that you see to needy families. we've seen a lot of smiles here today from people. they are just grateful for the help. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> reporter: volunteers are sorting and packaging all of the ingredients into these cardboard boxes put a meal on their table this thanksgiving. this woman works at mcdonald's and is struggling to support her family. >> i'm a single parent and i'm from check to check. it does, you know, the community -- this does really help out. >> reporter: there are many like her that need the help. these people sat shivering in the cold at 4:00 a.m. waiting for the doors to open at 9:00. some needed to register for the boxes. others wanted to get first pick of the blankets. waiting in line is a tragic thing. why people would wait overnight for even food, it just says the
level of need is driving people to do things that the rest of us hope we do not have to do. >> reporter: the staff here at sacred heart community service plans to hand out more than 4,000 holiday meal services. a week and a half ago, hundreds sat out in the rain and camped out overnight. the charity is still in need of turkeys. they are short about 600 and need more to get them through wednesday. the staff is hoping people follow this man's lead. this morning, i was watching the news and saw they were short on turkeys and decided to buy one on the way in. >> reporter: inside the box, a turkish canned footballs and -- a turkey, kand vegetables and fruit. >> i have a turkeysh -- canned vegetables and fruit. >> i have a turkey and i have to look in the box to see what else is in there. i'm gonna could my happy dance. >> reporter: sacred heart does not plan to turn anyone away.
janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >> you can go to ktvu.com to get more information about how to make donations. you will find information on some our bay area charities that need your help. go to the topic section on the front page. it is called black friday. even though today is only monday, some people are already camped out for a shot at holiday shopping deals the day after thanksgiving. these people in pinole are waiting for the once a year bargains at best buy. the store will open for its day- after thanksgiving sale at 12:01 a.m. friday. >> our friends are bringing a canopy down for us to sleep under. we were out here playing dominoes in the rain. >> over the past decade or so, the day after thanksgiving has
become the busiest shopping day of the year. a lawsuit was filed in fresno county that contends that proposition 2 is unconstitutionally vague. prop 2 requires that chickens be kept in enclosures that allow them to stand and spread their wings. it's scheduled to take effect in january of 2015. today, the company that makes twinkies and dingdongs is in a new york bankruptcy court to ask to start liquidating. hostess is asking the court for permission to sem its assets and go out -- sell its assets and go out of business. bankruptcy specialists say they expect other companies will bid on the names and recipes for twinkies and other well-known hostess snacks. san francisco is ups could pass a nudity -- supervisors could pass a nudity ban. the proposed ordinance would make nudity illegal with the exception of street fairs and parades. supervisor scott wiener is
behind the measure, saying there are too many complaints about president business owners and -- there are too many complaints about business owners -- from business owners and residents. the homes of many hurricane sandy victims will soon be demolished. the building department has been red tagging homes that have so much damage, they must be torn down. people are saving what they can before the homes are bulldozed. since many victims are living with family and friends, authorities are struggling to find them to tell them the bad news. good afternoon to you. a fairly nice day outside our doors. most of us will remain dry through your monday. give august live look across the bay, we do have a mix of clouds out there. partly sunny to mostly sunny across the region. over the north bay, partly sunny to mostly cloudy, and it is over the north bay. santa rosa north where we could see perhaps a sprinkle.
of rest of us will remain dry. our temperatures anywhere from 3 to 6 degrees warmer than that we were. stormtracker2 here showing you plenty of gray out there in most cases but not too bad. some of these clouds are high clouds so we're getting some of that soft sunlight overhead. stormtracker2 here now the proximity to this storm here that will bring light scattered showers over northern california all the way down into mendocino county. again, could bring a very light sprinkle over parts of the north bay. it looks like later today into the evening hours. the rest of us dry conditions in the forecast, seasonal temperatures. for your tuesday by tomorrow night, though, changes are coming. take a look here. we get through monday, we are atry for the most part, by monday night into tuesday, the storm begins to move a little bit farther south but we're still looking good. tomorrow morning we're dealing with mostly sunny skies. we could -- mostly cloudy skies. we could have some drizzle.
maybe a few sprinkles over the north bay but this system will hold off into the afternoon. by late afternoon into the early evening, it's sliding across the bay area. we wake up wednesday morning we begin to dry out. we do have a few scattered showers wednesday morning but then wednesday morning before the big travel day onwards. by wednesday afternoon we're looking pretty good and thanksgiving day also looking good. so in a nutshell for you today, we're looking at a mix of sun and clouds. we will remain mostly cloudy, perhaps a light sprinkle over the parts of the north bay by this evening. by tuesday, the clouds begin to thicken, increase and the rain will pick up the second half of the afternoon into the evening hours lasting through wednesday morning. afternoon highs, 62 for pacific california 64 san francisco -- pacifica. livermore, 68, morgan hill. going out to watch the 9ers play, bring along a jacket. mostly cloudy skies. 58 des t will be a cool evening as -- 58 degrees. it will an cool evening.
there is your extended forecast. mainly dry for today, we'll see the rain return by tomorrow night. it lasses into wednesday morning and then we're drying out, looking good in time for thanksgiving day and into the holiday weekend. we could see some valley fog but other than that, fair weather. >> thank you. speak egg of the 49ers, it's official alex smith will not be playing in tonight's game at candlestick park against the chicago bears. it's official. a team doctor did not give him clearance. he suffered a concussion in the game sense st. louis. colin kaepernick will start the game tonight. jay cutler will not be playing either due to a concussion. allegations that parts of the bay area are still feeling the effects of that august refinery fire. and the change at the top is coming to a silicon valley company that's well known around the world.
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well, stocks shaking off their post election stump, appears investors are more optimistic about avoiding a federal crisis and also corporate earnings reports from lowe's antesons, sales of previously occupied homes in the u.s. rose in october by 11% compared to a year ago, held by a stronger job market and
record low mortgage rates. the dow is up 180. nasdaq is up 56. s&p up 24. intel has announced that ceo paul ottelini plans to retire in may. stocks were law enforcemented in early trading in may before the announcement when there is a big management change. he's been with the company for -- for more than a decade. he received his bachelor's in economics from the university of san francisco and a master's from cal. pollution control improvements at richmond's chevron refinery are being discussed at a meeting today. an environmental justice group claims cancer-causing dust from the august fire at the refinery is lingering around homes and gardens from albany to san pablo. global community monitor says five of eight dust samples contained high levels of potent carcinogens. chevron has questioned whether the tests were significant --
or scientificically valid. bay area quality district is holding today's meeting in san francisco. we'll have more on the story tonight at 5:00. also, coming up tonight on ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00 -- we have an update on a story we first broke on friday during ktvu channel 2 news at noon. what we have learned about a san francisco sheriff's deputy arrested and accused of robbing a bank. thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news. we'll see you the next time news breaks. we're always here for you at ktvu.com. [ female announcer ] martinelli's gold medal sparkling cider